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With every change in the season comes the perfect opportunity to revisit what is and is not working within your natural skincare routine. Nestled between summer and winter, the autumn weather represents a happy medium between the two seasons which provides a subtle indication of what is needed for your skin during the fall months. It is imperative for the skin to be properly hydrated and receive adequate sun protection during the fall season. Keep reading to find the perfect fall skincare routine.
Hydration for ageless skin
Hydration is key to beautiful, youthful, moisturized skin. Hydrating from the inside out is an effective first step to achieving hydrated skin. Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day or more and eating fruits and vegetables high in water content can help to enhance overall hydration. Using skincare products that are enriched with hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol and Jojoba Seed Oil will help to keep the skin hydrated on the surface.
Switch to a heavier moisturizer
While lightweight serums and moisturizers can be ideal for the hotter summer months, switching to a heavier moisturizer is imperative for the cooler fall months. Hydrating moisturizes that are heavier formulations can help to keep the skin well-hydrated during the fall and winter months.
Use Sunscreen for Optimal Sun Protection
Using sunscreen protection in the fall is important to keeping skin protected. Despite colder weather, the sun’s rays can be harmful year-round. Wearing sunscreen with non-nano mineral zinc oxide can provide long-lasting protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Exfoliate dead skin
Skin can tend to become drier in the fall and winter months which can lead to buildup of dead skin which can cause breakouts, flaking and irritation. To easily and effectively get rid of dead skin, be sure to exfoliate. Exfoliating can be done by using peels, facial scrubs, microdermabrasion, at home microdermabrasion-like scrubs. Some highly effective ingredients to look for in scrubs and peels are dead sea salts, alpha hydroxy acids, and activated charcoal.
Use lip moisturizers
Lip creams, balms and moisturizers are important to use during the colder months when lips tend to get chapped. Lip creams, moisturizers and balms help lips to transition to the colder fall and winter months by providing adequate moisture to help prevent lips from cracking and chapping. Lip products with ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil can all help to add moisture and hydration to the lips.